GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2012, February
Status Available. Released 2012, June
BODY Dimensions 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm, 95.5 cc
Weight 169 g
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 4.0 inches (~184 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
- Nokia ClearBlack display
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Dolby headphone enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 16 GB storage, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 33
EDGE Class 33
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology
Bluetooh Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
CAMERA Primary 41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash, check quality
Features 1/1.2'' sensor size, ND filter, up to 4x lossless digital zoom, geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, lossless digital zoom, LED light,
Secondary Yes, VGA; VGA@30fps video recording
OS Nokia Belle OS
CPU 1.3 GHz ARM 11
GPU Broadcom BCM2763
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash Lite
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colours Black, White, Red
- MicroSIM card support only
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
- HDMI port
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Voice memo/command/dial
- Document viewer
- Video/photo editor
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh (BV-4D)
Stand-by Up to 465 h (2G) / Up to 540 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 50 min (3G)
The handset is a chunky little thing, and it is running Symbian, but it's the potential for major disruption in the smartphone camera department that its PureView photographic technology holds that matters here.
You just can't miss the huge elliptic metal plate that takes a quarter of the back, and covers the 41MP sensor, as well as the rare combination between a Xenon flash for still shots, and LED light for focus assist and video illumination.
The Nokia 808 Pureview's camera is capable of producing very nice images in good conditions. Colours are bright and punchy, while pictures are crisp and clear.
I found very little evidence of chromatic aberration on images, even in high-contrast areas.The 41-megapixel sensor is still with 1.4 micron pixels, as on most smartphones and compact cams, but its size is the whopping 1/1.2”, which is 2.5 times bigger than the 1/1.83” one in the previous smartphone record holder - Nokia N8. It’s also much larger than the average sensor used in most compact standalone cameras, thus able to capture more photons on its surface, which makes for excellent low light performance.Also, the handset has a dedicated ISP attached to the sensor, which is keeping the staggering amount of pixels and frames manageable for the processor.
Nokia chose to do a gigantic 41MP camera sensor, because it would allow it to not only achieve lossless zoom, but also something called “pixel oversampling” in the PureView camera technology.
Oversampling combines the myriad of neighboring pixels that the gigantic sensor produces, and makes one “super pixel” out of several – seven when in Automatic mode. These pixels are binned together into what Nokia claims is the perfect one, using its proprietary algorithm to keep the highest amount of detail and average out the noise that all of the pixels carry.
In PureView mode you can do up to 3x lossless zoom for stills, while in video mode you can go up to 12x, depending on the video definition. When you shoot in full resolution with the 38 or 34 (16:9) effective megapixels you can’t zoom, of course
Naturally, the more you zoom in, the more of the pixel oversampling effect is lost.Still, the quality lost while zooming in is much less than with that useless interpolation digital zooming brings on other smartphones.
Nokia recommends shooting in the Automatic mode, which gets you 5MP photos with 16:9 aspect ratio. The Automatic mode is the perfect one for the casual photographer, since the resulting pics are less than 1MB, compared to the 2-3MB in 8MP, or 10-12MB at full resolution. These 5MP ones are easy to post on Facebook, Flickr, or shoot with an email, and the phone provides these sharing options. Yet you can still get high quality prints up to 10.2/5.7” (26/14.6cm) from them, if that’s your thing.
Her is some sample pictures from from NOKIA 808 PUREVIEW
Now let`s talk about the display,nokia 808 have a 4” AMOLED screen on the Nokia 808 PureView, with the typical for Symbian 360x640 pixels of resolution, which is pretty low for today's standards, and makes for below average 184ppi pixel density. Thus if you look into solid colors, icon edges or enlarge text they look pixelated, and 480x800 would be the minimum for a 4-incher to look decent in that respect
The AMOLED display is behaving like one, exhibiting saturated to the point of gaudy, but cold colors, making white backgrounds in websites appear blueish compared to a good LCD and the addition of Nokia's ClearBlack layer improves sunlight visibility a lot by bringing screen reflection down to a minimum. You won't have any troubles working the interface or framing your shots even when the sun is shining directly on the display, and this is pretty important for a cameraphone like the 808.PureView.
Internet access on the Nokia 808 PureView is provided by the Web app, which has been updated to version 8.2 from version 7.4 which was provided in Symbian Belle.Browsing speed is enhanced based on its pre-fetch functionality which some people like, and others don't because the phones UAP is not visible to websites as a result and there is no flash support but this is nothing new as other operating systems have moved away from Flash also, like iPhone and Windows Phone being prime examples. Symbian is still a very poor competitor to the likes of Safari Mobile and the Android browsers, with limited functionality and slower browsing speeds
The battery life on the Nokia 808 PureView has impressed us with its claims of 6.5hr (3G) to 11hr (GSM) talk time and 465hr (3G) to 540hr (GSM) standby figures based on its 3.8V, 1400mAh battery
When we compare nokia 808 battery life with iphone 4s that claims of 8hr (3G) to 14hr (GSM) talk time and a measly 200hr standby for the iPhone 4S, the Nokia 808 devices outlasts the competition.
I liked the 41MP camera, giving the ability to zoom in and still get high resolution 8MP images and 4-inch Gorilla Glass display providing a nice screen size for picture and video playback.
As a phone the handset functions as good as it gets with Symbian, especially if you have some experience with this mobile OS, then your basics will be covered, otherwise the learning curve might be steep. To somewhat compensate for the comparatively clunky interface and apps, the 808 PureView carries the free offline navigation of Nokia Drive in most countries worldwide.
Enthusiasts that will purchase the 808 PureView, however, know that they can live without many less important things, but if they want the best photography a mobile device can deliver, that’s precisely what Nokia’s groundbreaking invention offers.
For those of you out there that loved your Nokia N8s with its 12MP camera you'll love the Nokia 808 PureView with its 41MP camera and increased display and storage capacity.
Symbian lacks in apps, browsing and user-friendliness
Low screen pixel density
Chunky and hefty design
Excellent PureView camera technology
Good sunlight visibility
Excellent Nokia Rich Recording audio
Free offline voice-guided navigation in most countries